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CHANCELLOR George Osborne announced plans to cut £10bn from the welfare budget and warned parents on benefits they must make a 'financial decision' about whether to have more children (Sentinel, October 9).
These improvements are long overdue. Now they just need to stop rewarding young single mums with houses and pass the resulting vacant properties over to young low wage working couples who can't afford a place of their own.
Mr Osborne denied hammering the poor and said there would be new taxes on the wealthy in the coming years. We've heard for years that we are all in it together, but it seems that only the less fortunate get hammered to repay the debt implemented by greedy bankers, politicians, celebrities and mismanagement of public funds.
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What about the people who are in work right now, and not claiming any kind of benefit, who happen to have a large family. What will happen to them when the Tories' policies throw their breadwinner/s on to the dole?
Hang on a minute, this actually sounds like a great idea. Better than Socialist lazy Britain, which doesn't work. The way Labour want it everyone is employed in the public sector or on benefits. But if there are no private workers paying tax, who the hell is going to fund this great master plan?
Yes, let's have some 'fairness' in society. How about starting at the top. Politicians, bankers, Multinational Corporations and tax evaders.
SO, WAS it good enough? Did Ed Miliband's speech at last week's Labour Party conference turn the leader of the opposition into a credible, potential Prime Minister? (Tristram Hunt column, Sentinel, October 8.)
I think the problem most voters have with Labour is they are now completely indistinguishable from the Tories except for minor quibbles here and there. And Ed Miliband isn't going to convince anyone there's been a change of heart quoting a Tory Prime Minsters.
We keep hearing, from both sides of the political landscape. 'We must address the continuing 'year on year' widening of the poverty gap'. We've heard these 'concerns' for the past three or more decades while year on year the 'gap continues to widen'.
I'm not saying that Tony Blair or Gordon Brown were good PMs, far from it, but I am sick of the Tories blaming other governments for their own cock-ups.
Did Ed Miliband's speech at last week's Labour Party conference turn the leader of the opposition into a credible, potential Prime Minister? Absolutely not. Can we see him entering number 10 in 2015? Unfortunately, yes. People will want the Tories out and the LibDems have burnt all their boats and won't exist to any extent after 2015.